New Law In Offing In Ogun, To Ban Okada From Carrying Oversized Women

A new law is in the offing in Ogun State, to ban commercial motorcyclists, popularly called Okada, from carrying oversized women in the state, as part of measures to effectively regulate their operation in the state

The proposed law will also ban Okada riders from conveying women carrying baby on their back

Commander of the Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE), Seni Ogunyemi, gives this indication in an interview with Rockcity FM correspondent, Yemi Eniola, in his office in Abeokuta, the state capital

The TRACE corps commander, says the traffic management agency is working with the state transportation ministry to enact the law that will make riding of commercial motorcycles more safer in the state

Giving an insight into the proposed law, Commander Ogunyemi, says it will compel all Okada operators to obtain permit from the state government, and attain competence in riding motorcycles

The TRACE corps commander also says that each rider must have two crash helmets, obtain a licence for their motorcyles, and not receive telephone calls while the motorcycles are in motion

Also, the riders will be barred from wearing bathroom slippers, or use the motorcycles to carry animals

The trace corps commander also expresses concern over the attitude of the motorcyclists in the state, accusing them of being reckless, over speeding,and resorting to vandalizing vehicles, whenever one of their members are involved in crashes with vehicles

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